Tag: throttles

14 Posts

Jan 24, 2017

This Manual Is Acting Like an Automatic

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Kelly's Subaru Outback takes off when she eases out the clutch--something it hasn't done before. What's affecting her idle speed?

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2016 Ford Explorer problems and complaints.
Aug 17, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2016 Ford Explorer

Car Talk Car Complaints

Sudden loss of power? Limp home mode? We've spotted a trend of complaints about the 2016 Ford Explorer. 

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Ford E250 has throttle issues
Dec 17, 2015

An Old Fashioned Engine Fire . . .

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Skip's Ford E250 van is giving him trouble. Car Talk's suggestion? Hope for an engine fire.

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Oct 01, 1999

Could a new fuel pedal spring interfere with the throttle?

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I purchased a four-cylinder Toyota Camry and I love the car However one thing is driving me crazy The accelerator is so lightly sprung that you cannot let your foot rest against the gas pedal without the car accelerating When...

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Oct 01, 1999

Every throttle repair is causing my wife's engine to run faster and faster.

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My wife has an ' Corvette with an engine that's racing For about a year now whenever she stops at a light it's been racing at between rpm and rpm If she taps the accelerator pedal it drops to rpm...

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Jun 01, 1999

What's causing this sticky throttle?

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I have a well-maintained Toyota Camry four cylinder with miles The problem is the throttle body seems to get dirty causing the throttle to stick It has to be cleaned and lubricated every month or so to keep it from...

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Aug 01, 1998

What is a throttle body and why do I need one?

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What is a throttle body and why do I need one I took my Mazda for its annual state emissions inspection but the garage couldn't perform the diagnostics because the car was idling too fast I then took my car...

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May 01, 1998

Is throttle-body cleaning really necessary maintenance?

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My four-cylinder Dodge Caravan has miles on it The dealer says I need new plugs plus I need to have the throttle body cleaned This sounds like the old gag from Mad magazine about replacing the thelman wire Is this...

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Jul 01, 1997

My car doesn't have cruise control...but it acts like it does.

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I've been driving my standard-transmission ' Ford Escort for miles and just discovered it has a feature I don't want virtual cruise control It doesn't have cruise control but it sometimes acts like it does Sometimes when I take my...

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Mar 01, 1997

When I stop at a red light and am using headlights, wipers and AC, my car shakes like it's going to break apart.

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We have a Corsica four-cylinder with miles When I use the headlights windshield wipers and air conditioning and then stop for a red light the car feels like it's going to shake to pieces I can stop the vibration by...

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